Our Mission Statement
Stephen Minister Commissioning
The Stephen Ministers class of 2020 has been Commissioned!!
Stephen Duran, Shirley Roberts, Laura Rojas, and Angela Yuen have been called by God to be Stephen Ministers and extend the love of Jesus to individuals in crisis. They have completed the required 50 hours of training and have executed a covenant with Tampa Covenant Church to serve for two years.
Please pray for them as they work in this ministry and in our church family.
Care Receiver Testimony
A care receiver shares his experience with the Stephen Ministry program at Tampa Covenant Church. As a result of his care receiver experience, God later called upon him to became a Stephen Minister to provide care for others.
“Bear one another’s burdens and so fulfill the law of Christ.”
TCC Stephen Ministry
What are Stephen Ministers?
Stephen Ministers are lay congregation members called and trained to provide Christ centered, confidential, one-to-one care to people who are hurting and in crisis. They meet once a week to listen and walk alongside their Care Receiver. This relationship will last as long as needed.
What are Care Receivers?
Care Receivers are a member of the congregation or the community who receives care from a Stephen Minister. Care Receivers are people struggling through a difficult time in life experiencing grief, divorce, job loss, chronic or terminal illness, or some other life crisis.
How can I arrange to have a Stephen Minister?
Email our Referrals Coordinator, Jayne Masters, at email@example.com to request care from a Stephen Minister.
Note: Your request will remain strictly confidential since Jayne is the only person who can access and read emails sent to the above address.
How can I become a Stephen Minister?
Contact the church office at 813-968-2979 to speak to one of the Pastors or to our Referrals Coordinator, Jayne Masters.
You can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for any information about the ministry or the process to become a Stephen Minister.
Also, please view the Stephen Minister Training video for information on training requirements.
- We have COMPASSION for the care receivers’ spiritual, emotional, or physical issues.
- We are FULL OF FAITH because we rely on God—not our own actions—to bring hope and healing to our care receivers.
- We become SKILLED through our initial training and twice-monthly supervision and continuing education.
- Care receivers depend on our TRUSTWORTHINESS—confidentiality is a cornerstone of Stephen Ministry.
(Front Row/Right to Left) Angela Yuen, Shirley Roberts, Richard Mayer, Kathy Mayer, Stephen Duran
(Back Row/Right to Left) Laura Rojas, Wayne Kail, William Dobson, Diane Grey, Jan Wilkerson
Stephen Minister Leaders
Jayne Masters, Lou Kaloger, Dan Masters
Stephen Minister Training
Frank, Diane, and Charisse talk about the training they received to become Stephen Ministers at Tampa Covenant Church.